Research-based instructional strategies are proven to be effective and are used to inform teaching practice in most every educational context. Research is conducted by academics closely related to their fields of research and is presented in the hopes of advancing the field further. The research-based classroom is proven to be more effective than classrooms where no research-based methods are present.
Marzano, Pickering, & Pollock (2001), found that when research is used to inform classroom teaching strategies student achievement improves. The use of research-based strategies gives teachers a solid foundation from which to plan their units of instruction. When using research-based approaches to teaching then teachers can also concentrate on making their classrooms more culturally responsive through not having to trial and error approaches by merit of having the research to draw upon.
Stanovich & Stanovich (2010), found that when teachers use science-based research they are able to make more informed and appropriate curricular choices. When teachers are able to integrate research-based methods into the classroom then the ability for them to be able to make culturally responsive choices increases.
Integrating research into ones teaching methods is one way to foster a more culturally responsive classroom. As was mention before, the research-based classroom is proven to be more effective than the classroom where no research-based methods are present.
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Benjamin Snitker. A master's candidate at Colorado State University-Global Campus.